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2020-07-20Hunger

Hunger, I think, is life.

Present from the moment we first draw breath. Justifying our earliest vocalisations. Demanding the fuel to sustain our fragile little biochemical engines.

Hunger is proof of the will to live, evidence of the life-force within.

Hunger drove us into the wild to hunt and gather, to sow and reap and herd.

Hunger reminds us, every day, that we are alive. And that we want to keep living.

What does it mean, then, when days and nights can go by...

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2017-08-29On inspiration, originality & the creative process

In recent times, a number of people have compared my music to Philip Glass. Specifically, they have compared my first truly minimalist piano work, the Berceuses suite, to Philip Glass.

I love Philip Glass and to be compared to him is a great compliment, but I am not writing this post in order to brag. Nor am I writing this post to correct those who have made the comparison, although the Berceuses are only superficially similar to Glass.

Rather, I’m writing this in order to...

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2015-01-01A cocktail of languages

For a long time I’ve been meaning to write something about my language learning process and never really managed it. Rather than talking about my procrastination I think I’ll just cut straight to the point this time.

I’m kind of in love with languages of all kinds, natural, programming, musical…every time I discover a new one, I want to learn it. I was developing a ridiculously long list of languages I wanted to learn, so a year ago...

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